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We Rate The Best Subscription Boxes: DIY

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We've covered kawaii, beauty, accessories, and fitness subscription boxes, and now it's time to delve into DIY. We know there's an inner craft hound in you. Do you love embellishing your clothing, decorating everything with washi tape, and creating things in your kitchen to give away to friends? Well, lucky lucky, because we have an array of selections for you.

While most subscription boxes are fun simply for the surprise element of what's inside, DIY boxes are fun for an additional reason: you actually get to do something with those fun ingredients inside. Perfect for a rainy day or inviting a couple of friends over, these kits allow you to get your hands a little dirty but come out on the other end with some pro-looking items. If you're the kind of person who already decorates their journal, or makes the occasional scented body oil or chapstick for friends, we have got the boxes for you.

Below, check out the best of the best, from companies that allow you to make everything from your own beauty products to home decor to even home remedies. There's something for everyone. Read on.

Our Favorite: MakersKit

Website:
MakerSkit.com

Cost: Sign up for a quarterly DIY kit at $25 a month, or purchase an individual DIY kit (prices vary).

The dirt: We were in LOVE with the selection of DIY kits that could be purchased on the fly, or in a quarterly installment (quarterly seems like a good frequency for getting a crafty kit at home). Since MakersKit launched in 2014 , they've partnered with brands like TOMS and National Geographic and their kits can be found everywhere from Urban Outfitters to West Elm. Their popularity is no wonder, though, when you peruse through the selection. Our personal faves included a crystal necklace kit, where you grow colored alum crystals on an included metal pendant, and a gemstone soap kit for making gorgeous rainbow-colored bars. We tried out their bath bomb kit, which came with a couple decorative air plants (why not) and packaging in case you want to gift your creations to others. We didn't, and enjoyed several, mint and rose-scented fizzy baths as a treat for working so hard to create the bath bombs (just kidding, it was super easy and fun, we're just trying to justify things).

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